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  •  I think that there are lots of reasons to (19+ / 0-)

    reduce the quantity of meat on our diet. However, when I read the .pdf, it appear that the problems described in the 1907 article are related to the consumption of preserved and canned meats and the consumption of meat from diseased animals. The study notes that the cancer rates among the immigrants are higher than those of native-born Chicagoans.

    •  more info. from webmd article... (1+ / 0-)
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      “The association between consumption of red and processed meats and cancer, particularly colorectal cancer, is very consistent,” says Marji McCullough, PhD, a nutritional epidemiologist with the American Cancer Society.

      After a systemic review of scientific studies, an expert panel of the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research concluded in 2007 that “red or processed meats are convincing or probable sources of some cancers.” Their report says evidence is convincing for a link between red meat, processed meat, and colorectal cancer, and limited but suggestive for links to lung, esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, and endometrial cancers.

      Rashmi Sinha, PhD, the lead author of the National Cancer Institute study, points to a large number of studies that link red meat consumption with chronic diseases.

      Macca's Meatless Monday

      by VL Baker on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 12:12:07 PM PST

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